Wednesday, April 03, 2013
Can it? This is real life, after all.
Today was a bad day. It started out about okay, but my muscles felt sluggish, so I really didn't want to do the lower extremity segment of my workout DVD. Took that in stride, did upper extremity and abs, but still, the fire was lacking. Absent. AWOL. The lean, mean workout machine was, well, tired. I had been riding it pretty hard, though, two >5 mile runs in 3 days, and formidable strength training. These didn't amount to all the minutes I'm used to getting, but they were challenging.
Then lunch rolled around, and I already have some serious changes ahead of me, and having disagreements with my family didn't help. My mother and I bickered a little bit, then they left, and left me alone in a house with healthy, but a great deal of food. I was full, but anxious, and ended up bingeing. It was a very conscious thought, 'I want to make bad choices', it went in my head, and so I did.
Funny thing is, it's okay. I regret it, but not to a pathologic degree. I'm not beating myself up. Nothing's going to happen because of one bad day. You shake it off and get right back on track, because this is life. It will disrupt your routine, it will throw rocks at you just as you start running, and it will laugh at you. The best thing to do is to just laugh along with it.
I wanted to share this because 'wow, look at me, I'm on a roll' is so boring. Everybody needs a little drama from time to time :D.
And oh, my previous 2, 3 binges, all several weeks in the past, always came in around 3000 kcal. This time, it was only 1500. I had a small, healthy enough dinner, and came in about 2600. That's not even that bad, considering the 500-minute fitness weeks I've been pulling lately.
So, bad day. Good girl *pats self on head* *shakes tail & pants*.